The School of Life Science & Biotechnology (SLSB) was established in Jan 2010. The discipline “Biotechnology and Bioengineering” was financially supported by the state “211 Program” and “985 Program”. With the effort of all staffs in SLSB ,the support of Dalian University of Technology and all circles’s people, the biological subject of SLSB developed rapidly. In 2007, “Biochemical engineering” was approved as a state key discipline. Now the SLSB has three Doctoral degree programs:“Biomedical Engineering”、“Biochemical Engineering” and “Bioengineering and Biotechnology”.
In recent years, the research platform of the SLSB was continuously improved. In 2004, the Liaoning provincial Key Laboratory of Bioengineering was established. In 2007, Engineering Research Center for Food Safety of Animal Origin, the Ministry of Education was authorized. In 2014 Liaoning Provincial Key Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Imaging and Dalian key laboratory of Marine Bioengineering was authorized. These platforms greatly supported the students training and scientific research in the SLSB as well as technical service to the society.
At present, there are totally 50 employees, including 11 professors, and 24 associate professors, and 10 lecturers and engineers. There are two winners of the National Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar, four winners of Trans-Century (New-Century) Training Program Foundation for the Talents by the Ministry of Education, one winner of Liaoning Province young academic leaders, one Liaoning provincial distinguished teacher, five candidates for“Baiqianwan Talents Program” in Liaoning province. In addition, there are six part-time professors.
The SLSB has formed a systematic education system, including undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. programs. There are a total of 500 students with a 1:1 ratio of undergraduates and postgraduates. Now there are two undergraduate majors: “Biotechnology” and “Bioengineering”. The school has advanced experimental conditions for undergraduate teaching. In 2006, “Biological and Environmental Laboratory” was granted as Liaoning provincial model center of experimental teaching. In recent years, the education quality of undergraduates continuously improved through the implementation of “wide vision, solid foundation” curriculum system, and the practical teaching system to train innovative ability and international exchange to broaden students’ outlook.
The SLSB has become an important base for scientific research and excellent talents training in the field of Life Science and Biotechnology. We sincerely welcome friends all over the world to visit our school, and welcome all students’ applications and look forward to cooperating with domestic and overseas experts and friends.